2017: Record number of visitors welcomed at QAGOMA

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has set a new record for visitor numbers in 2017 with an attendance of more than 2.17 million. Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the result was an outstanding achievement for Queensland’s flagship art gallery, exceeding its previous calendar-year record of 1.8 million in 2010. Last…

Installation view of Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room 2002 to present, GOMA Children's Art Centre 2017 -18/ © Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc

Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room once looked like this

We can’t believe our interactive installation once was pristine white when it opened in October 2017. The obliteration room 2002 to present is transformed over time as dots accumulate in the space, so enter the world of leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama before it closes on Sunday 4 February, add your colourful dot stickers to a…

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

The Gallery presents an expansive survey of works by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who seamlessly intergrates Pop, Surrealism, Minimalism and psychedelia. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow‘ is on show at GOMA until 11 February 2018. In the six years since QAGOMA presented ‘Look Now, See Forever’, Yayoi Kusama’s last exhibition at…

2017: That’s a wrap!

2017 has been a huge year for both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). This can be attributed to GOMA’s tenth anniversary program beginning the year, our Family Festival during ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’, and ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’. We can also look forward to strong attendances…

Yayoi Kusama / THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS 2015

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 4 November until 11 February 2018. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ profiles the significant contribution of this much-loved contemporary artist. QAGOMA has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kusama – dating…

Yayoi Kusama, 2017

Another dot in the world: Five things to know about Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is an international phenomenon. Her captivating creations and unique perspective have made her a pre-eminent figure in 21st century contemporary art. QAGOMA’s long-standing relationship with Kusama and her Tokyo-based studio was established in 1989 and continues this November with our exhibition ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow‘ at GOMA.…